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How do I improve my French? Any tips for remembering vocab and grammar or any good revision/learning websiter? Thank you!
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Lawless french is good for grammar explanations

Vocab: by the time you do your exams, you want to know at least 1300 words (ideally!), so if you could commit to learning 20-40 words per week (or 3-6 words per day) that would really help!
https://app.memrise.com/course/11375...nch-from-2016/
https://app.memrise.com/course/52220...ch-vocabulary/
https://app.memrise.com/course/13135...h-conjugation/
https://quizlet.com/315135737/aqa-gc...y-flash-cards/
https://quizlet.com/207061363/french-gcse-flash-cards/
(out of these resources, I'd recommend just choosing one and learning those words, rather than switching between them. GCSE French vocab will be largely the same between exam boards, so consistency will be more helpful! On quizlet, it takes no more than 5 minutes to learn 10 terms on 'learn' mode, and to revise them you can use the other games and things to make sure that you don't forget them! I used to do 50 words every wednesday evening, then revise them for 15 mins on Saturdays and Mondays

Listening:
- French music (let me know if you want specific artist recommendations!
- French podcasts (as above)
- GCSE/ beginner/ intermediate French podcasts such as Coffee Break French and The News in SLow French
- TV in French (lots on netflix, then 'Extra French' on youtube, and TV5Monde which is like BBC Iplayer!
- https://www.1jour1actu.com/infos-animees This website explains things in short (fairly fast!) clips designed for children, so the language isn't too bad for a leaner
With listening, it can be very frustrating if you don't feel like you understand much, but that really doesn't matter. The more you listen and try to pick out words that you do know (such as 'et' and 'mais' and 'le/la/les) the easier the exam will become, since the exam will mainly feature vocab that you've seen in class before. If you could listen to at least 15 mins of French per week, that would really help!

Reading:
- https://www.jde.fr/ (a newspaper for children, meaning that the language is more accessible than usual newspapers)
- GCSE French revision workbook
Getting used to reading in French will help with both your grammar, vocab and ability to find information in texts! I used to read a paragraph, then say out-loud to myself what the main points of that paragraph were, so that I could check that I really had understood!
- There's a chrome extension called 'toucan' which puts French words into English paragraphs when you're online, so that you're being exposwed to French more often. I find it really helpful!

Writing:
- Keep a daily or weekly diary in French where you aim to write 100 words on your life. This way, you learn the words you need to talk about your own life, practice grammar, and get used to writing!
- HelloTalk (app). On HelloTalk you talk to native speakers and correct their English whilst they correct your French. Obvs have to keep in mind internet safety, but I found it really helpful for improving my grammar!

Speaking:
- Speak to your teacher in French whenever possible, even if it's just asking to borrow a pen or for some help, etc.
- Speak to yourself in French when you're doing chores at home - you can describe what you're doing, wearing, have done and what you're going to do next.


You're welcome to message me in French, too - I'd be happy to help with any grammar and writing practice, etc

Bonne chance!
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(Original post by redmeercat)
Lawless french is good for grammar explanations

Vocab: by the time you do your exams, you want to know at least 1300 words (ideally!), so if you could commit to learning 20-40 words per week (or 3-6 words per day) that would really help!
https://app.memrise.com/course/11375...nch-from-2016/
https://app.memrise.com/course/52220...ch-vocabulary/
https://app.memrise.com/course/13135...h-conjugation/
https://quizlet.com/315135737/aqa-gc...y-flash-cards/
https://quizlet.com/207061363/french-gcse-flash-cards/
(out of these resources, I'd recommend just choosing one and learning those words, rather than switching between them. GCSE French vocab will be largely the same between exam boards, so consistency will be more helpful! On quizlet, it takes no more than 5 minutes to learn 10 terms on 'learn' mode, and to revise them you can use the other games and things to make sure that you don't forget them! I used to do 50 words every wednesday evening, then revise them for 15 mins on Saturdays and Mondays

Listening:
- French music (let me know if you want specific artist recommendations!
- French podcasts (as above)
- GCSE/ beginner/ intermediate French podcasts such as Coffee Break French and The News in SLow French
- TV in French (lots on netflix, then 'Extra French' on youtube, and TV5Monde which is like BBC Iplayer!
- https://www.1jour1actu.com/infos-animees This website explains things in short (fairly fast!) clips designed for children, so the language isn't too bad for a leaner
With listening, it can be very frustrating if you don't feel like you understand much, but that really doesn't matter. The more you listen and try to pick out words that you do know (such as 'et' and 'mais' and 'le/la/les) the easier the exam will become, since the exam will mainly feature vocab that you've seen in class before. If you could listen to at least 15 mins of French per week, that would really help!

Reading:
- https://www.jde.fr/ (a newspaper for children, meaning that the language is more accessible than usual newspapers)
- GCSE French revision workbook
Getting used to reading in French will help with both your grammar, vocab and ability to find information in texts! I used to read a paragraph, then say out-loud to myself what the main points of that paragraph were, so that I could check that I really had understood!
- There's a chrome extension called 'toucan' which puts French words into English paragraphs when you're online, so that you're being exposwed to French more often. I find it really helpful!

Writing:
- Keep a daily or weekly diary in French where you aim to write 100 words on your life. This way, you learn the words you need to talk about your own life, practice grammar, and get used to writing!
- HelloTalk (app). On HelloTalk you talk to native speakers and correct their English whilst they correct your French. Obvs have to keep in mind internet safety, but I found it really helpful for improving my grammar!

Speaking:
- Speak to your teacher in French whenever possible, even if it's just asking to borrow a pen or for some help, etc.
- Speak to yourself in French when you're doing chores at home - you can describe what you're doing, wearing, have done and what you're going to do next.


You're welcome to message me in French, too - I'd be happy to help with any grammar and writing practice, etc

Bonne chance!
Merci Beaucoup!
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